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Blossoms of Light

Designing a Holiday Light Show

December 13, 2019 | Special Events
The holidays are gleaming brighter than ever at Blossoms of Light™ this year at York Street, and thousands of visitors have already booked their tickets to enjoy the dazzling display of lights. We love welcoming first-time guests to this annual event, but we also work hard to redesign the show...Learn more
Tibetan Singing Bowls

Sound Healing for Holiday Stress - Tibetan Singing Bowls

December 12, 2019 | Featured Instructor
Tibetan singing bowls concerts at Denver Botanic Gardens celebrate 11 years delivering a musical performance intentionally designed to relax the nervous system! During the busy holiday season, we tend to get caught up in all the "doing." We invite you to gather friends and family to join us for a...Learn more
Children's Camp at Denver Botanic Gardens

Thank You For Your Donation to the Gardens!

December 11, 2019 | Robert Price
Colorado Gives Day was December 10 but it’s not too late to make your gift to Denver Botanic Gardens. If you already made your gift, THANK YOU! The difference you make is profound. Your gift will help nearly 40,000 children make strong connections to the natural world. Denver Botanic Gardens offers...Learn more
Books written by Denver Botanic Gardens' staff

Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2019 | Erin Bird
The Shop at the Gardens may have a unique gift for everyone on your holiday list. The Shop has a variety of home décor, tabletop pieces, fashion accessories, gardening tools, books, toys and specialty food items. Admission to the Gardens is not required to visit the Shop, located in the Bonfils-...Learn more
 Colorado butterfly plant (Oenothera coloradensis synonym Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis)

CO Butterfly Plant Officially Delisted From Endangered Species Act

December 4, 2019 | Stephanie White
If you’ve ever walked along a meandering stream in the high plains or through native grass prairie, you may have been lucky enough to spot the Colorado butterfly plant ( Oenothera coloradensis synonym Gaura neomexicana ssp. coloradensis ). A member of the evening primrose family, this plant stands...Learn more
Philodendron ‘Moonlight’

December Walking Tour - Aroids in the Conservatory

December 2, 2019 | Nicholas Giaquinto
Winter is approaching and now is the time to head inside and retreat from the cold. Thanks to the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, we can enjoy colorful flowers and lush foliage year round. Our tour this time will focus on aroids (Araceae), my favorite plant family and one that you may be...Learn more
Mordecai Children’s Garden

Pollinators on the Rooftop

November 26, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
Visitors of Mordecai Children’s Garden (open March 1 - Oct. 31) may not realize that they are stepping into a rooftop garden when they pass through the cavern that opens to one of my favorite views at Denver Botanic Gardens. I was fortunate to work in a garden this past summer that was both one of...Learn more
Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme scouting for native plant populations in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

A Fruitful Season for Collecting Seeds Comes to a Close

November 18, 2019 | Research & Conservation
From April to October, I and two other botanists, Daniel Bradley and Lysa DuCharme, traveled around the state on a seed-collecting mission. Armed with a list of over 100 native plant species and a well-worn road atlas, our goal was to search for large populations of these species, monitor their...Learn more
Imaging fungi in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi

Archiving, Imaging and Discovering

November 11, 2019 | Stephanie White
In spring 2020, research and conservation herbarium staff – along with the natural history collections – will move from the lower level of the Boettcher Memorial Center to the ground level of the Freyer – Newman Center. The Gardens received a $247,840 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library...Learn more
Transfers in the sterile flow hood.

Test Tube Nature

November 8, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
My time here at Denver Botanic Gardens has been nothing short of profound expression. As a spectator in the Gardens, it feels like a dream. Through the eyes of a summer intern, I am a dreamworker—carefully curating the vision embodied by the Gardens. This institution emphasizes the importance of...Learn more
Blossoms of Lights

Popping the Question? We Can Help!

November 5, 2019 | Special Events
If you’re planning the perfect proposal for the love of your life, there’s no better setting than Blossoms of Light . Our Merry & Bright engagement package includes everything you’ll need to make your special moment even more magical – except for the ring, of course! The Merry & Bright...Learn more
 Rosa ‘Tuscany Superb’ rose hips

November Walking Tour - Persistent Fruit

November 1, 2019 | Cindy Newlander
While many may prefer the bright and garish flowers found in the height of summer, November’s offerings come in a different form – persistent fruit. You might be familiar with orchards of apples, peaches or pears that were harvested in late summer and early fall. This month’s tour will look at...Learn more

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